Stoughton's on the eve of the will have an added significance this year. Joe Mokrisky, who is Chairman of the Stoughton Community Events Committee, said the show will be dedicated to the memory of the late .
Parsons, who had served as chairman of the Stoughton Fourth of July Committee for 30 years until 2006, .
Parsons, a 1969 Stoughton High graduate and veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era, was an active volunteer in town.
In addition to his time running the July 4th activities, he also sat on the Stoughton Fire Station Sub-Committee; he was a Precinct 1 Town Meeting Representative for many years; was a member of the Stoughton Municipal Operations Committee; and was a part of Stoughton's VFW Post 1645.
After the July 4th parade, Mokrisky said Parsons hosted a big cookout at his home.
Mokrisky said the plan is for one shell to go off in Parsons' memory at the start of the .
"There's a lot of people in Stoughton who talk about getting things done but for 30 years Bob Parsons got things done," Mokrisky said.
Mokrisky said Parsons "never asked for accolades" and was a "real class guy."
The fireworks will launch at 9:30 p.m. on from the West School fields. The public can view the fireworks from the Stoughton High football field and track area.